The Festival of Urbanism 6
2-12 September 2019, Melbourne and Sydney
Cities, housing and health
The ways we plan and build our cities and the ways we design, construct and maintain our dwellings have a significant impact on contemporary health and wellbeing. While urban planning evolved out of concerns for public health, this connection was largely severed until recently.
In Australia, collaboration between built environment and health professionals is increasing, but there is still a long way to go. This year’s festival re-engages with the issue of urban health—and other key topics—in its two week program.
Brought to you by the Henry Halloran Trust with the assistance of The School of Architecture Design and Planning, Monash Art Design & Architecture, and the Charles Perkins Centre
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‘Urbanism’ is a useful term because it encompasses both the study and planning of cities as well as the condition of living in cities.
In this way the term ‘urbanism’ embeds the connection between the ‘planner’ or ‘designer’ and the city and people that are being planned for; it recalls the often quoted line from Coriolanus: ‘what is the city but the people?’.
If it is accepted that the human condition is inextricably and necessarily social, then the primary location of that sociability is the city. Read more
Associate Professor Rod Simpson. The University of Sydney.